|Contact: Steve Jensen
|June 29, 2012|
LT. GOV. WYMAN TO ATTEND GRAND OPENING OF
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE MUSEUM AND
EDUCATION CENTER IN MERIDEN
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman on Saturday will take part in grand opening ceremonies for the Connecticut State Police Museum and Education Center in Meriden.
The opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. at 294 Colony Street, Building #7, which was restored to house the museum. The ceremony will include a display of 10 vintage Connecticut State Police cruisers. Meriden resident Ed Steele, the oldest living Trooper at 99-years-old, will unveil a marble replica of the state police's first badge.
Other features of the museum include:
- A large selection of uniforms, badges, weapons and technology dating to the early 1900's.
- A 40-seat modern classroom/theater that will feature historic films and training sessions.
- A searchable photographic database that will contain more than 20,000 photographs.
- A memorial room dedicated to the 21 State Troopers killed in the line of duty, as well as the names of all fallen police officers statewide since 1855.
The museum is entirely funded by private donations, mainly from members of the Connecticut State Police Alumni Association.
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